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Big toe fusion due to arthritis. Explained procedure, very professional. His PA, Chad was also great. Highly recommend. I can walk, run, work and play sports without pain finally!
It has been over ten years since my Mortons Neuroma surgery. At which time, Dr. Conti also performed bunion surgery. I did not have a bunion rather he did this to protect a ligament surgery in a toe. I only had the surgery because I was very active and did not want the discomfort when I became older. Please educate yourself! My foot became worse after the surgery. I consulted with other surgeons and was told he took a simple procedure and made it complicated. I have done PT and now wear insoles. I limp and my gait is off. The things I used to do with my family are impossible. I would not recommend him. I have met some other kind and amazing doctors. I just wish I never had that surgery. I did not get the results I was informed about. He also said when he met me, you must wear high heels all the time! Never!
Dr Conti is a dangerous person. He diagnosed me in 5 minutes with a bone fracture in my foot that was not existed. I had pain in my foot for 6 months and came to Dr Conti for an advise. He caused me an enormous physical and emotional pain during the visit. He let his assistant press on my painful spot so hard that I was in tears. He said that nothing will help me only his surgery, which requires a removal of my healthy sesamoid bone. I was only 35 year old. And he was very aggressive at explaining that I will never walk again and will use my knee walker forever if I don't do the surgery. All he wanted to remove my healthy sesamoid bone to cash my insurance. Later I found out that I had a neurological condition that a surgery will only aggravate it. Other surgeons would not touch me. No other doctors confirmed a bone fracture. My other foot started to hurst too later. And I don't remember braking any bones. I had a long year of therapies for my nervous system and I am well now. There is nothing wrong with my sesamoid bone. I am walking now just fine and his diagnosis was wrong! Stay away from him!
Dr. Conti came very highly recommended. I made an early morning appointment, hoping to be out way before 12:00. I didn't leave there until after 3:00! Dr. Conti is curt and doesn't make good eye contact. The check-in person and the check-out person (2 different people) aren't much better than Dr. Conti. Neither is very pleasant and it seems difficult for them to smile. Two years after my surgery I am experiencing pain due to the original surgery. What I am saying is that my previous surgery caused my foot more pain. I might possibly need another surgery to correct the problem but it sure won't be Dr. Conti performing it! Long wait time, unfriendly staff, and poor interpersonal skills from the doctor... no thanks!
Very rude using foul language to me. Extremely bad bedside manner, doesn't care about my feelings or experience and seemed to defend the dr from the podiatry hospital who botched my previous surgery. Left me in tears with two over corrected big toes, from that teaching hospital, unable to wear flip flops and shoes constantly rubbing against them, and pain.
Dr Conti explained my injury very precise and even went into the history of like injury's and how they were repaired. He has my full trust!
Had total ankle replacement. Dr Conti. Was courteous. Professional. Skilled. And accommodate my schedule. He added a surgery to his routine to help me get the operation when my business travel was light. Skilled surgeon. Not unanticipated contraindications
I had both Achilles repaired. Absolutely no pain. Back to full time activities
I had pain in my foot. Dr. Conti said that I will not heal and need a surgery right away. I was in tears. After examining my foot with his assistant, the foot started to hurt even more. He diagnosed me with a fracture of sesamoid bone. However, another doctor said that no fracture found in my foot and it will heal. I believe that Dr. Conti's method is aggressive. I was stressed out after his visit. Now I am feeling better and my foot is healing.
Dr. Conti performed surgery on my ankle for a fairly minor procedure with statistically excellent outcomes. Something went wrong through the surgery, and I am now much worse. Dr. Conti is unwilling to help. Otherwise in excellent health and physically fit, I am now in a wheelchair. I hope to find another surgeon who can correct whatever went wrong through surgery with Dr. Conti.
I went to see Dr Conti for second opinion after having a surgical repair of my ankle by another Doctor that was broken in 3 places. Dr Conti took his time with me explaining everything using X-Ray and my ankle. Having CT scan then another appt with him. Dr Conti, did not rush to move to his next appointment, took his time to answer all my questions.
Excellent surgical skill.worth driving 7 hours for surgery and appointments
Dr. Conti and his surgical/medical staff are incredible. I desperately needed relief from severe ankle pain due to chronic injuries and arthritis deterioration. I'm 69 years old and sure wasn't looking forward to an ankle fusion but that was the choice I felt best for me. The care, professional counsel and service was incredible. I now have no pain and movement is not that bad. I recommend him and his team highly. If you want the best, Dr. Conti is the go-to guy.
Dr Conti saved me from getting an ankle fusion ten years ago when that was all that other doctors could do. I've lived with very little pain since and recommend Dr Conti to anyone with arthritis in their ankle. My replacement ankle has been wonderful and allowed me to lead a very active life with some limitations. The surgery went well but recovery does take time. Longer than knee and hip replacements but it is worth the wait.
The doctor is worth the wait. Everyone would like to have the doctor's attention as they are trying to help you - instead of complaining about waiting - think if he just rushed you out of the office instead of spending the extra time as needed. If you cannot be patient to wait for him--you should not be his patient.
The BEST foot and ankle specialist in the tri-state area. Dr. Conti can, and does, fix everything. The only downfall is the amount of time it takes to get in to see him because he is in such demand. Well worth the wait. Three other doctors misdiagnosed me and were treating me for the wrong condition. Dr. Conti diagnosed me within about 5 minutes and his assumption was confirmed by an MRI. I am currently well on my way to recovery after Dr. Conti's surgery. Communication between Dr. Conti, his assistant, and myself kept me informed prior to my surgery and during my recovery period. You won't be sorry that you chose him. He is the best.
I had surgery for Morton's Neuroma over a month ago. My foot turns blue as soon as I stand up. Can't bear weight and have to use crutches. I am only 130lbs so it's not obesity. The nerves are worse that pre-surgery. Is this normal?? Who knows because he didn't tell me anything but insult another doctor's diagnosis. If I was informed on what to expect, I wouldn't be as terrified that I might lose my foot or it's function. I went to him because of past referrals. Maybe he is good on ankles?
released my husband as healed when he had AVN. If he would have bothered to read the report from the radiologist he would have been aware of the problem. Instead we had to find another doctor and have two additional surgeries to fix the AVN.
I used this doctor over 10 years ago for a bunionectomy and to remove a "bunionette". His work was absolutely amazing -I recovered quickly and signs of scarring were not even present a year later. Over 10 years later, my foot is beautiful and I do not have any problems. I had this surgery done when I was 30 and had bunion surgery on my other foot when I was 13 but a different doctor. There is a world of difference in my two feet -even a few years after my first surgery, my foot had horrible scarring and the bunion came back. I am very pleased with his work and would recommend him to anyone. However, be ready for a very long wait (I would always have to take 1/2 day vacation from work for any appt -you would easily spend 4 hours there -over 3 hours waiting). Perhaps things have changed since then. BUT -he was worth it -there is a reason some doctors are busy!
One of his key staff person is the rudest person I met. I had not call the office in several years for an emergency appointment and she was still there and still as rude. Why would a good Dr. let a scheduling person treat his patients so rudely.
I too have seen other surgeons and will have surgery to fix what Dr. Conti did not fix. My bunion is now bigger than it was before the surgery and because of what he did, my current dr. is not sure she can fix it. NO desire to talk or answer questions. Very arrogant I think. Long, long waits at the office and I had to make many phone calls before my records were sent to my current doctor. I wish I had followed my instincts and not stayed with him, but I went by his "excellent reputation" which may not be deserved.
having another surgery to fix what he did not
Dr. Conti and his staff are excellent. They were very helpful and spent a lot of time with me. I feel very comfortable in their care. I will be having surgery soon and finally getting my foot problem fixed for the last time (this will be my 4th surgery, other 3 sx were by other doctors).
after second surgery, Dr was not pleased with results and did his own manipulations in office..... very painful and resulted in more damage
I think Dr. Conti is a great doctor. I have very severe ligament/capsule damage in my ankle, and Dr. Conti is the one who "cleaned up" the other doctors mess and the only one who seemed to truly care. Although you may have a small wait to see him on your appointment day, I feel it is truly worth it! Thanks Dr. Conti for being a great doctor!
I thought he was a great Doctor. I thank him for everything he had done for me, and I'm glad after breaking my calcaneous bone, that I can walk so well!
Read the public relations and waited six months to see Dr. Conti. Waited over an hour in his office. Told me I needed bunion surgery. Had it. Never saw him again after the or. Now five years later I have the reverse condition. Second doctor asked if I had been informed of percentage of failures; I had not. Seond doctor's opinion was that I was unnecessarily non-weightbearing for 8 weeks because he completely reduced the angle of my toe and caused the opposite condition. Did I mention that he broke the drill in my foot and told me I had the drill bit in my toe? I thought he was joking but he wasn't. He may have written academic papers but if I had it to do over I would never go to him.
After a long awaited appointment with Dr. Conte. as in over an hour and several months in scheduling, I was dissapointed. I found his demeanor to be a bit condescending. When I tried to ask questions based on research he seemed very irritated. I waited for the appointment because of his reputation as a good surgeion however, his arrogance was enough to send me elsewhere. He acted as if he really didn't care about me as a patient. I will take a skilled surgeion WITH the ability to relate to his/ her patients any day.
I went to him because of a "good reputation." I have had 2 surgeries with him and then switched to another doctor who did a successful 3rd surgery. I wish I had found Dr. no. 2 first and then I wouldn't have spent a whole year not walking. He is not personable, Pleasant, or accomadating. On top of everything my Conti surgeries made my condition worse. He could care less. His receptionist is the rudest person I've ever met and extremely difficult to deal with. I wanted records sent to my new surgeon and It took many phone calls and lies were told and the records were not at the new surgeons when I had my appt. I gave them 2 weeks to send them, and they told me untruthfully that they were sent. I have never had such an unpleasant with any health care provider.
The doctor has an excellent reputation, and that is why I chose him. However my experience has been anything but excellent. I had surgery over 8 months ago, and was told I would have a recuperation time of 8 weeks. I still am non-weight bearing, have had to have a second surgery, and am dependent on others to do everything. I go back to the office for check-ups every 2-3 weeks (wait forever to be seen and am rudely treated much of the time), and then they shake their heads and say it's just not healing. In the meantime I feel life is passing me by and I'm getting nowhere, and I don't know where to turn. I've had little to no explanation for how or why this is happening.